Everton vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 1 March 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.
A tight clash is expected when Everton welcome Southampton for Monday night’s Premier League fixture at the Goodison Park.
Both teams have struggled in recent months, Everton especially after some big results in 2020 managed just 3 wins in the 9 games played in the current calendar year. Almost all of these poor results came at their home patch where they are winless in 2021 with 4 losses and a draw in 5.
Southampton on the other hand are struggling in all departments and they haven’t won a game since 4th January. The current winless streak is stretched to 8 matches after the 3-0 loss last week and their chances for qualifying for Europe looks dull at the moment.
Scoring goals is one of the major worries for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team who managed to net just once in 5 away games. Looking at the form guide, Everton look slightly better on paper, while Saints come to this match on the back of some serious injury issues.
The better form and their opponent’s injury worries put Ancelotti’s men as favourites to win this match at 2.10 odd, while a draw and away win can be backed at the similar 3.50 odd.
Everton vs Southampton Head-to-head
Southampton have not won a Premier League game at this stadium since 1997. Everton bagged 10 wins and 5 draws during this period.
Earlier this season, the Saints bagged a 2-0 win at the St Mary’s Stadium.
We have seen both teams scoring in 7 of their last 8 meetings across all competitions and 6 out of 7 in the English Premier League.
Everton vs Southampton Prediction
As mentioned earlier, Everton are the favourites on paper, but we may take a cautious approach since their recent home record is extremely poor and Southamptom may sit back and defend for longer periods of the match. However, since the Saints haven’t won at this stadium in 24 years we could back the hosts on a draw no bet for decent 1.57 odds.
Since both teams are hopeless in the scoring front in their respective home and away matches the under 2.5 goals come in handy as a decent alternative. To reconfirm, Everton scored just 2 goals in their last 5 home games, while Southampton scored in 1 of their last 5 away games.